Most of us, when we find ourselves in trouble, panic and begin grasping for straws; trying to figure a way out—by calling our so-called friends or family members for advice. Who keep reiterating the same old thing,”God never puts on us anymore than we can bear.” That may be true, but right now you feel like Atlas with the weight of the world on your shoulders. And depending on the complexity of the matter, some of us will even dial TV ministries for prayer. Yet those same ministries, in return, send you an envelope in the mail asking you for money; when you are in a plight yourself! Or you may find yourself shadow boxing with frustration and fear—only to wind up in the corner of the ring with a towel over your head. Did you stop and pray before doing any of these thing?
We end up calling on everybody. except God.
This is why David tells us, “Wait on the Lord and be of a good courage and he shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say on the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14 NKJV) Simply put, David was telling us to hold fast to our faith amid our hardest battle. He set the example while running for his life, some eight years from King Saul. Had it not been for the LORD’S protection, David would not have survived.
We need to stop asking everybody’s opinions and get before the One opinion that most matters. All things begin and end with Him. He is Alpha and Omega. He knows our end from the beginning. You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings. (Jeremiah 32:19 NKJV)
We have been depending too much on people…
We have been depending too much on people and not enough on God! Because we think in finite parameters instead of the infinite promises concerning God’s word to us. Here, we need revelation. Without a relationship with God; we cannot possibly receive the revelatory knowledge or the discernment we need to get us out of situations. Or sustain us while we are in them.
Why do we need revelation? Some places we are in because we are about to go to the next level in our walk as a believer—so God allows the pressure to increase. Like an olive in the press, transforming us into fresh oil.
All the time the situations we are in are not of the enemy. Look at Job’s situation and look at Jonah’s. They were both in peril. One was in a trial because of his righteousness. While the other was in peril because of his disobedience? Which one are you?
God was in control of both situations. Satan requested permission to test Job because of how good the LORD had been to him. Not only did the LORD suggest Job to Satan (Job 1:8), but also gave him permission with stipulations. And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. (Job 1:12)
See you next week for the conclusion … Blessings and Peace.!
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